Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

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It's decision szn... How are you holding up?

I'm freaking out
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I'm freaking out!
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I'M FREAKING OUT!!!!!
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I. AM. FREAK-ING. OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Why did anyone ever give us status checkers? I can't stop looking at the stupid things!
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Eh.. I'm doing okay actually...
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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby goldenbear2020 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:21 pm

spchwrtr wrote:What's the difference between "Held" and "Reserve." At this point, is it better to be held or reserved?

Held means you will get an initial decision "soon" - acceptance, rejection, or reserve. Reserve is what every other school calls the waitlist.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby FLSFHYS » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:01 pm

blelwoods wrote:
FLSFHYS wrote:
defydoddz wrote:
FLSFHYS wrote:Admitted without major scholarships, financial aid office is still reviewing my stuff. I'm assuming that whatever it will be, it probably won't approach even half tuition. Hence, my dilema: Is there any way to justify Columbia over NU at full scholarship, if the end goal is LA biglaw? I've been agonizing over this for a whole week now, and still can't decide. A poll I created on these forums tells me I'm insane to even consider turning down NU's freeride. What do you guys think?


I'm in the same boat except my interests are PI/unicorn jobs. Is your deadline to respond to NU this Friday as well?

It was, but I emailed them 30 minutes ago asking for a 2 week extension, and 10 minutes later got a response that they'll extend the deadline until April 20th. With my first name misspelled :/ Guess it was their way to get back at me lol :)
What kind of unicorn jobs are you after?



Definitely try to negotiate with Columbia using your NU offer...I can totally understand why you'd want to go to CLS. Best of luck with your decision :)

I did contact Columbia's financial aid office with NU's deposit deadline email that also included the offer itself to try and speed things up, but I didn't explicitly ask for "more money" because I haven't received any kind of offer as of yet. Do you there is a polite way to ask for money before I even get the initial offer, considering they already know about the NU freeride offer?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Xela » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:43 pm

Anyone heard from Columbia's financial aid office yet? I submitted right before the deadline so I'm wondering if that's the reason I haven't heard from them yet... Do they email ppl to notify them at all if they decide not to give out any financial aid?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby sigree » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:38 pm

eck456 wrote:Just because I apparently enjoy torturing myself, no one on Hold status (not reserve) has received a response yet, right?


Have not received a response - do we know if there were any straight out acceptances of people who were Held last year?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby fortunecookie1 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:28 pm

sigree wrote:
eck456 wrote:Just because I apparently enjoy torturing myself, no one on Hold status (not reserve) has received a response yet, right?


Have not received a response - do we know if there were any straight out acceptances of people who were Held last year?


There were 2 last year in the Columbia Held thread: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=9283501#p9283501

FIRST HELD APPLICANTS ACCEPTED
c/o 2019: 04/15/16
c/o 2018: 04/06/15
c/o 2017: 04/15/14
c/o 2016: 04/09/13
c/o 2015: 04/11/12

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby sittykitty » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:29 pm

"Additionally, admissions decisions will not be available online; rather, all applicants will receive their final decisions by mail."

Has this been a lie? Should I start hyperventilating at the mail man now or later?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby sittykitty » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:32 pm

fortunecookie1 wrote:
sigree wrote:
eck456 wrote:Just because I apparently enjoy torturing myself, no one on Hold status (not reserve) has received a response yet, right?


Have not received a response - do we know if there were any straight out acceptances of people who were Held last year?


There were 2 last year in the Columbia Held thread: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=9283501#p9283501

FIRST HELD APPLICANTS ACCEPTED
c/o 2019: 04/15/16
c/o 2018: 04/06/15
c/o 2017: 04/15/14
c/o 2016: 04/09/13
c/o 2015: 04/11/12


Oh God -- is it time to send a second LOCI?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Keilz » Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:05 pm

y'all - I was not held and applied 6.5 months ago and haven't received a decision. I think they're just behind compared to last year.

I wouldn't send a second LOCI yet.

Trust me, I'm a waiting pro, it only harms you to speculate into past patterns. I've wasted so many hours of my life lol

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby sigree » Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:17 pm

sittykitty wrote:
fortunecookie1 wrote:
sigree wrote:
eck456 wrote:Just because I apparently enjoy torturing myself, no one on Hold status (not reserve) has received a response yet, right?


Have not received a response - do we know if there were any straight out acceptances of people who were Held last year?


There were 2 last year in the Columbia Held thread: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=9283501#p9283501

FIRST HELD APPLICANTS ACCEPTED
c/o 2019: 04/15/16
c/o 2018: 04/06/15
c/o 2017: 04/15/14
c/o 2016: 04/09/13
c/o 2015: 04/11/12


Oh God -- is it time to send a second LOCI?


Also, have any hold peeps had interviews?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby sittykitty » Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:21 pm

sigree wrote:
sittykitty wrote:
fortunecookie1 wrote:
sigree wrote:
eck456 wrote:Just because I apparently enjoy torturing myself, no one on Hold status (not reserve) has received a response yet, right?


Have not received a response - do we know if there were any straight out acceptances of people who were Held last year?


There were 2 last year in the Columbia Held thread: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=9283501#p9283501

FIRST HELD APPLICANTS ACCEPTED
c/o 2019: 04/15/16
c/o 2018: 04/06/15
c/o 2017: 04/15/14
c/o 2016: 04/09/13
c/o 2015: 04/11/12


Oh God -- is it time to send a second LOCI?


Also, have any hold peeps had interviews?


I interviewed in December -- not since being held.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby sigree » Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:28 pm

sittykitty wrote:
sigree wrote:
sittykitty wrote:
fortunecookie1 wrote:
sigree wrote:
eck456 wrote:Just because I apparently enjoy torturing myself, no one on Hold status (not reserve) has received a response yet, right?


Have not received a response - do we know if there were any straight out acceptances of people who were Held last year?


There were 2 last year in the Columbia Held thread: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=9283501#p9283501

Interesting thanks for sharing that info

FIRST HELD APPLICANTS ACCEPTED
c/o 2019: 04/15/16
c/o 2018: 04/06/15
c/o 2017: 04/15/14
c/o 2016: 04/09/13
c/o 2015: 04/11/12


Oh God -- is it time to send a second LOCI?


Also, have any hold peeps had interviews?


I interviewed in December -- not since being held.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ech2103 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:06 am

lvlaw3 wrote:
Keilz wrote:
sittykitty wrote:I desperately want to know when hold decisions will start coming out so I can start bracing myself when I check my mail.


i've been chilling here since October without any word from them at all :?


same here, not a peep since going complete in the first week of january :cry: is the assumption that they can wait until April 30/the day before their deposit deadline to let us know?


First time poster, lurker since forever. I finally broke down and emailed them about the time frame, and they confirmed that they will be making decisions through the end of April. Not quite sure why I wasn't put on hold at some point, but so it goes.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby lvlaw3 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:36 am

ech2103 wrote:
lvlaw3 wrote:
Keilz wrote:
sittykitty wrote:I desperately want to know when hold decisions will start coming out so I can start bracing myself when I check my mail.


i've been chilling here since October without any word from them at all :?


same here, not a peep since going complete in the first week of january :cry: is the assumption that they can wait until April 30/the day before their deposit deadline to let us know?


First time poster, lurker since forever. I finally broke down and emailed them about the time frame, and they confirmed that they will be making decisions through the end of April. Not quite sure why I wasn't put on hold at some point, but so it goes.


Poo-tee-weet?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby addie1412 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:17 am

Keilz wrote:y'all - I was not held and applied 6.5 months ago and haven't received a decision. I think they're just behind compared to last year.

I wouldn't send a second LOCI yet.

Trust me, I'm a waiting pro, it only harms you to speculate into past patterns. I've wasted so many hours of my life lol


girl I still check this board solely in anticipation of you getting into Columbia

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Keilz » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:31 am

addie1412 wrote:
Keilz wrote:y'all - I was not held and applied 6.5 months ago and haven't received a decision. I think they're just behind compared to last year.

I wouldn't send a second LOCI yet.

Trust me, I'm a waiting pro, it only harms you to speculate into past patterns. I've wasted so many hours of my life lol


girl I still check this board solely in anticipation of you getting into Columbia


Omg thank you! <3 you'll probably be checking until your first day at Harvard at this rate ;)

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby sigree » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:06 pm

Just got an email that they are beginning to review held applications.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby mtf612 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:11 pm

sigree wrote:Just got an email that they are beginning to review held applications.


Got that email as well, subject line gave me a heart attack.

I uploaded my loci through the webform but never received a confirmation. Now I'm all stressed

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Keilz » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:14 pm

what does this mean as someone who wasn't held but applied in October?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Smc1994 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:15 pm

Keilz wrote:what does this mean as someone who wasn't held but applied in October?


If I had to guess? Something.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby govlife » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:16 pm

Same email here. I hoped that acceptances would be coming in the next couple days, but if LOCI aren't due until the 17th they might be waiting until then to give any acceptances. Weren't LOCI originally due by March 27th for held candidates?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Keilz » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:17 pm

Smc1994 wrote:
Keilz wrote:what does this mean as someone who wasn't held but applied in October?


If I had to guess? Something.


lol

Honestly this wait for NYU/CLS has been exhausting. If I'm waiting for half a year in this limbo with radio silence, and I end up being waitlisted by both schools, I'm going to be pretty upset. Especially because these two are my top schools and I would put a deposit down in minutes. It's really affected my life, work productivity, etc...

:(

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby lawapplicant2020 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:21 pm

Do we think that includes reviewing applications that were deferred from early decision?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby sigree » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:22 pm

Keilz wrote:
Smc1994 wrote:
Keilz wrote:what does this mean as someone who wasn't held but applied in October?


If I had to guess? Something.


lol

Honestly this wait for NYU/CLS has been exhausting. If I'm waiting for half a year in this limbo with radio silence, and I end up being waitlisted by both schools, I'm going to be pretty upset. Especially because these two are my top schools and I would put a deposit down in minutes.

:(


Same! They should have one universal decisions day. Care to share your stats?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby muggleclutch » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:23 pm

Would sending an additional LOCI (or perhaps an additional LOR), even though I already sent an LOCI back in late February in response to the original hold email, be a bad idea?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Keilz » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:24 pm

sigree wrote:
Keilz wrote:
Smc1994 wrote:
Keilz wrote:what does this mean as someone who wasn't held but applied in October?


If I had to guess? Something.


lol

Honestly this wait for NYU/CLS has been exhausting. If I'm waiting for half a year in this limbo with radio silence, and I end up being waitlisted by both schools, I'm going to be pretty upset. Especially because these two are my top schools and I would put a deposit down in minutes.

:(


Same! They should have one universal decisions day. Care to share your stats?


PMd my exact stats but I'm 25-50th LSAT and just above median GPA. I wonder why I wasn't at least held. I hope my LOCI didn't dissuade them lol



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